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What Causes Night Sweats?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Apr 2014
Question: I am concerned about my 87 year old uncle who always feels cold in spite of keeping the room temp at 90 degrees. he sweats profusely at night soaking his pyjamas. He refuses to see a doctor. He has an abnormal ecg but no history of cardiac event. He has no edema. He gets s.o.b. on exertion. He has asthma. He's on Tegretol for peti-mal seizures r/t temporal lobe stroke, and Fosamax.
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (3 hours later)
Brief Answer: Needs evaluations. Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using HCM. I went through your query and understood your concerns. Night sweats are a common problem seen in many people . Although uncomfortable, night sweats typically aren't a sign of a medical problem. room temperature, blanket do has role in sweating. There few medications and medical conditions do present with excess night sweating. First, make sure your uncles bedroom is at a comfortable temperature for sleeping and remove extra blankets from his bed at night. Need to consult doctor for examination, if his symptoms are associated with: Occur on a regular basis Interrupt his sleep Are accompanied by a fever or other symptoms, such as unexplained weight loss. With history of ECG changes, better to have regular doctor visit. You can check his BP regularly in home itself and regular examination by a qualified doctor. Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query. I will be glade to answer them. Wish your uncle a good health. Regards
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What Causes Night Sweats?

Brief Answer: Needs evaluations. Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using HCM. I went through your query and understood your concerns. Night sweats are a common problem seen in many people . Although uncomfortable, night sweats typically aren't a sign of a medical problem. room temperature, blanket do has role in sweating. There few medications and medical conditions do present with excess night sweating. First, make sure your uncles bedroom is at a comfortable temperature for sleeping and remove extra blankets from his bed at night. Need to consult doctor for examination, if his symptoms are associated with: Occur on a regular basis Interrupt his sleep Are accompanied by a fever or other symptoms, such as unexplained weight loss. With history of ECG changes, better to have regular doctor visit. You can check his BP regularly in home itself and regular examination by a qualified doctor. Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query. I will be glade to answer them. Wish your uncle a good health. Regards